Summers in South India can be scorching and temperatures can hit the roof in a busy city like Chennai. Thankfully, there are a number of water parks in the city which brings a pleasant respite from the heat and also makes for a great getaway for the day as you enjoy yourself with your friends and family. The city has quite a few of them and children and adults alike love to splash in the water and have a go at the various rides which are fun and exciting at the same time. They are world class water parks and the facilities here are amazing. Here are some of the water theme parks in Chennai which you must visit to beat the heat this summer:
This Park is named after the legendary monkey kingdom found in the Ramayana, but no, you won’t find any monkeys here! You can, however, monkey around as much as you want and have all the fun in the world. This water park is one of the best in Chennai and has been so designed that everyone finds something here to enjoy. There are amazing rides and the water slides are the most popular. The park is well equipped with changing rooms and there is ample car parking space as well. The park also has snack bars and cafes where you can have your fill after splashing around in the water. The rides are very safe and there is a dedicated kiosk for handling customer queries as well.
Location: Darkas Ward ii, Near Tambaram, Chennai
Timings: Monday to Saturday (10:30 am to 6:30 pm) and Sunday (10 am to 7 pm)
Ticket Price: INR 650 for Adults and INR 490 for Kids
Another very popular theme park in Chennai, the Queensland Water Park is the stuff, dreams are made of. The park is spread over a whopping 70 acres and there are over 50 water rides of all sorts which will make you unable to leave the places. There are waterfalls and artificial wave pools, slides and water disco and so much more. If you are not too much into noise and chaos, then you can simply go and relax by a quieter pool. There are quite a few good restaurants inside the premises and the food is quite good, especially the smoothies and mocktails. The park has locker rooms and clean washrooms and the water is recycled and cleaned everyday using the most advanced technology.
Location: Palanjur, Sembarambakkam, Chennai
Timings: Monday to Friday (10 am to 6 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (10 am to 7 pm)
Ticket Price: INR 550 for Adults and INR 450 for Kids
This Park will indeed make you go dizzy with joy and the water rides here are truly amazing, making it one of the best water theme park in Chennai. The park has been designed according to international concept and is at par with the theme parks and water parks which you see abroad. The rides are thrilling and one of a kind and it happens to be one of the most well maintained water parks in the city, with great security and safety measures in place. The park is a great place to throw themed parties and children visit here often with their parents during the summer vacation, when the footfall here in indeed very high. You can play water frizbees and water volleyball in the pool or simply splash around in the wave pool. The rides are one of a kind and there are dedicated rides for adults and kids.
Location: Muttukadu, Chennai
Timings: Monday to Friday (10:30 am to 6:30 pm) and Saturday- Sunday (10:30 am to 7:30 pm)
Ticket Price: INR 699 for Adults and INR 549 for Kids
The Aqua Kingdom by VGP Group is located in the section of the VGP Universal Kingdom and happens to be another favorite spot among the city dwellers. You could try to visit both the sections in a single day, but honestly, both of them are so huge and with such immense number of rides between themselves, that it would be best to visit them separately. The Aqua Kingdom, among other rides, also has a manmade beach, so you can get the feel of a beach vacation right in the heart of the city. Then again, there are some truly daring rides which will surely make you feel like a stuntman! The place also happens to be immaculately clean, with the authorities being sticklers for hygiene and cleanliness and so that the families can come here and enjoy without any inhibitions. There are all kinds of extra facilities available like changing rooms, parking, cafes and locker rooms as well.
Location: East Coast Road, Injambakkam, Chennai
Timings: Monday to Friday (9:30 am to 7 pm) and Saturday- Sunday (9:30 am to 8 pm)
Ticket Price: INR 550 for Adults and INR 450 for Kids
This Park is spread over a huge area of 21 acres and on entering it you might feel that you have lost your way and sauntered on to a beach. Operational from 1995, here is a huge artificial beach inside the park and it is lined with coconut trees which shades the pools in the park, and there are a quite a few of them. You can simply go here and relax the whole day, watch the activities of the happy families around you. The most exciting thing about the park is its free fall slide and it is one of the most thrilling rides you would have tried out in your life. There is a great cafeteria within its premises and there is ample parking space as well. The place also has a very cozy ambience in spite of so many people being together and this is what many dedicated patrons like about this place.
Location: Near Poonamallee, Chennai Bangalore National Highway
Timings: All Days (10 am to 6 pm)
Ticket Price: INR 200 per person
The city has quite an impressive list when it comes to dedicated and best water parks in Chennai and they make for great getaway for the day, even if you do not have time to get away someplace else for the weekend. They bring a wave of joy in your city life and make the children look forward to their summer holidays when they can have unbridled joy and lots of fun and splash around in the water as much as they want without being scolded.
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